ISLAMABAD, Nov 9 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday
said the entire nation could attain its destination by following
the teachings of Allama Iqbal and for this reason Iqbal’s work
would be included in the curriculum and training of new
generation would be done on these lines.
He was addressing a special ceremony on the occasion of Iqbal
Day here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Minister of State for Education and Trainings Engr. Baligh-
ur-Rehman, Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr Mukhtar Ahmed,
renowned expert in Iqbaliyat Prof Dr Tehseen Firaqi, Director
Iqbal Academy Ahmed Javed, Prof Dr Zahid Munir Amir and Zulfiqar
Cheema also addressed the ceremony.
The President said usually politicians were blamed for
national problems, but this was not completely true as every segment
of society was responsible for problems plaguing the country.
He underlined that it was need of the hour that the whole
nation should stand up for addressing the national issues.
The President hoped that the country would not face any
further problems and “all of us will collectively resolve the issues
and put the country on path of progress and prosperity.”
He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be
a game changer not only for Pakistan but for the entire region.
The President emphasized that the talk of changing the route
of economic corridor was not true.
He directed the heads of educational institutions to adopt an
effective strategy for inculcating teachings of Iqbal among the
new generation so that it was conscious and knowledgeable about the
thoughts of its forefathers.
The President said Allama Iqbal was a universal poet and
his message was not only for Pakistan and the Muslims but for the
entire world. “Allama Iqbal is a great asset for the nation and his
teachings can never be ignored,” he added.
After delivering the address, the President met the students
present at the ceremony.
The President impressed upon the students about the importance
of education and asked them to play a leadership role in Pakistan’s
struggle for development and progress after completing their